The name is Bond. James Bond.
One of the most famous lines in film history "Bond. James Bond" is the daily reality for a select group of people around the world, who's name is ... James Bond!
The Other Fellow is a feature documentary that follows the lives of real men around the world who are named James Bond. The title comes from George Lazenby's famous first line in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) where after being abandoned by that film’s Bond girl he remarks to camera - "This never happened to the other fellow" - in reference to his more famous predecessor Sean Connery. For the Bond's in The Other Fellow this seemed a most appropriate reference.
Director Matthew Bowyer had the idea to create a film about a real person called James Bond. It didn’t take long to realise that one Bond was not enough and a few months later a small crew departed from Australia to travel the globe and tell the stories of people called James Bond. The result is The Other Fellow.
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Meet James Bond
In Colorado we meet Jaroslaw Przygodzinski: a truck driver, helicopter pilot and Polish immigrant. In response to his new American wife’s struggles with her acquired surname, Jaroslaw changed his name to “something easier” - James Bond.
In Texas we meet James Bond, whose famous namesake caused havoc during his days working within top secret government facilities.
In Toronto we join Canada’s most prominent gay lawyer, James Bond, for the birth of twins he has fathered to a local lesbian couple. Coming out is hard enough, what happens when everyone thinks you’re James Bond?
In Wyoming we encounter New York native James Bond whilst he is directing a local theatre production. James calls the name the “bane of his existence” and has lived many of its ups and downs - from being on the David Letterman show reading the “10 Best things about being named James Bond” top ten list to being “nine pages down on Google”.
If Errol Morris, Christopher Guest and Daniel Craig made a strange, weirdo, hyperactive baby – he would be The Other Fellow
Matthew Bowyer, director of The Other Fellow
In the Caribbean we tell the story of “notorious” opposition member James Bond, whose 2011 bid to become President of Guyana resulted in him being shot by the local police forces - "that was the punchline in Guyana... the Guyana police force has done what the KGB, the Russians, the Germans and everyone else was trying to do for years - shoot James Bond".
Shot deliberately in the leadup and aftermath of Skyfall and the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond film series, the Bond’s weave an intriguing account of what it’s like to life in the shadow of the world’s most famous secret agent. The film is shot by DOP Kiran Chitanvis and produced by Gerald Crump.
The documentary is independent micro-budget production that Bond fans can help bring to the big screen. Soon a fundraising campaign will start to bring the film to cinemas and festivals around the world.
Bond Lifestyle will keep you up to date about this documentary and you can read an interview with director Matthew Bowyer here soon.
The Other Fellow on Facebook: Facebook.com/theotherfellow
The Other Fellow official website: www.theotherfellowmovie.com